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Leonard Nimoy, Spock of ‘Star Trek,’ dies at 83

Leonard Nimoy died Friday morning at his Los Angeles home. He was 83.

His wife, Susan Bay Nimoy, confirmed his death, saying the cause was end-stage chronic obstructive pulmonary disease.

Leonard Nimoy was best known for his role as Spock in the original Star Trek series (1966–69), and in multiple film, television, and video game sequels. From the age of 8, Nimoy acted in local productions, winning parts at a community college, where he performed through his high school years. Mr. Nimoy directed two of the Star Trek movies, “Star Trek III: The Search for Spock” (1984) and “Star Trek IV: The Voyage Home” (1986), which he helped write. In 1991, the same year that he resurrected Mr. Spock on two episodes of “Star Trek: The Next Generation,” Mr. Nimoy was also the executive producer and a writer of the movie “Star Trek VI: The Undiscovered Country.”

He is survived by his wife, children, Adam and Julie Nimoy; a stepson, Aaron Bay Schuck; and six grandchildren; one great-grandchild, and an older brother, Melvin.

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